Jean L. Turner

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Hidden from optical view in the starburst region of the dwarf galaxy NGC 5253 lies an intense radio source with an unusual spectrum which could be interpreted variously as nebular gas ionized by a young stellar cluster or nonthermal emission from a radio supernova or an AGN. We have obtained 11.7 and 18.7 µm images of this region at the Keck Telescope and(More)
Vibration measurements of the linear accelerator structures in the SLC linac show a 1 micron rms vertical motion. This motion reduces to 0.2 micron rms motion when the cooling water to the accelerator structures is turned off. The quadrupoles have 250 nanometer rms vertical motion with the accelerator structure cooling water on and 60 nanometer motion with(More)
We present a three-dimensional data cube of the K-band continuum and the Br γ , H 2 S(0), and S(1) lines within the central 18. 5 × 13. 8 (520 pc × 390 pc) region of NGC 6946. Data were obtained using OSIRIS, a near-infrared Integral Field Spectrograph at Keck Observatory, with Laser Guide Star Adaptive Optics. The 0. 3 resolution allows us to investigate(More)
Little is known about the origins of globular clusters, which contain hundreds of thousands of stars in a volume only a few light years across. Radiation pressure and winds from luminous young stars should disperse the star-forming gas and disrupt the formation of the cluster. Globular clusters in our Galaxy cannot provide answers; they are billions of(More)
Gas clouds in present-day galaxies are inefficient at forming stars. Low star-formation efficiency is a critical parameter in galaxy evolution: it is why stars are still forming nearly 14 billion years after the Big Bang and why star clusters generally do not survive their births, instead dispersing to form galactic disks or bulges. Yet the existence of(More)
We present 2 –10 imaging of 11 transitions from 9 molecular species across the nuclear bar in Maffei 2. The data were obtained with the BIMA and OVRO interferometers. The 10 detected transitions are compared with existing CO isotopologues, HCN, CS, and millimeter continuum data. Dramatic spatial variations among the mapped species are observed across the(More)
We present ∼ 3 resolution maps of CO, its isotopologues, and HCN from in the center of Maffei 2. The J=1–0 rotational lines of 12 CO, 13 CO, C 18 O and HCN, and the J=2–1 lines of 13 CO and C 18 O were observed with the OVRO and BIMA arrays. The lower opacity CO isotopologues give more reliable constraints on H 2 column densities and physical conditions(More)
We report subarcsecond-resolution VLA imaging of four nearby spiral galaxies: IC 342, Maffei II, NGC 2903, and NGC 6946. In each galaxy, compact radio continuum sources are identified in the central ∼ 15 ′′ × 15 ′′ region. These compact sources are responsible for 20-30 % of the total emission from the central kpc of the host galaxies at 2 cm, but only ∼(More)
We have imaged emission from the millimeter lines of eight molecules—C 2 H, C and SO—in the central half-kiloparsec of the nearby spiral galaxy IC 342. The 5 00 ($50 pc) resolution images were made with the Owens Valley Millimeter Array. Using these and previously published CO and HCN images, we obtain a picture of the chemistry within the nuclear region on(More)
We present high resolution (∼ 5 ′′) maps of the J = 1-0 transitions of 13 CO and C 18 O towards the nucleus of NGC 6946, made with the Owens Valley Millimeter Array. The images are compared with existing 12 CO(1-0) maps to investigate localized changes in gas properties across the nucleus. As compared to 12 CO, both 13 CO and C 18 O are more confined to the(More)